Anish Mal spent his evening desperately trying to convince several members of FT in f2 to backstab their own alliance, and I thought the rollercoaster was pretty hilarious and deserves to be shared.
For some clarifying info, this team was completely random with no pre-planning whatsoever, so most of the members didn’t know each other at all.
It started off with Anish telling me how he was angered that Yin had insulted him, and would ever call him stupid/an idiot, (I forget the exact insult, I was sent a screenshot but it was deleted) and that for revenge he was getting 4 members to stab, and that he was having several people place to kill us. (Ketan, iceman, and dropped a bunch of other high profile names, even saying "once they see Iceman place they will probably disband the alliance.)
The aspect of people placing this late was kinda ridiculous, as it was a dead era and we controlled the entire map:
However the aspect of 4 people backstabbing was pretty serious, and Anish asked me if I wanted to join, saying he would let me join TRAP as well on M2. I was really hesitant, but the story was believable. I’ve just come back to the game so I don’t know anyones relationships with each other, and it was a random team so Anish easily could have several contacts in the alliance.
I said I wouldn’t even consider it until I knew the names of the 4 other people in the alliance he was talking about, so he gave me the names of: Walrus, Joshua, Touch Me, and kpiz. He told me to keep the names to myself, and I did(until now). I didn’t know anyone except Touch Me, and I had only met him the era before.
It was believable, but I still had some doubts, Joshua seemed to be good friends with Yin, so i didn’t really believe he would backstab. I asked him:
When confronted by this, Anish just said Joshua was playing it safe and was denying it just to keep it under wraps. This made me even more hesitant, so I asked for some confirmation:
Notice how it takes 40 minutes for Anish to send me his messages to Josh. Anish never sent part 2, and I decided to send Josh’s own messages to Josh, because then he would finally come clean and I would know wether he was truly backstabbing or not. At this point I had told Anish that I too was going to backstab, hoping to see how deep the rabbit hole was. Joshua’s reply:
At this point, I was pretty sure Anish was trying to pull a version of the prisoner’s dilemma on us. He was telling a bunch of members that there were already 4/5 people stabbing, and providing edited messages when asked for proof. He was then going to have us agree to join the group of players stabbing, when there was no prior group to begin with. The prisoners dilemma is only effective when the group has no communication between them, so I guess Anish was hoping we just wouldn’t ask the other people in the group.
Josh then messaged Walrus, and found out that Anish had tried the exact same thing with Walrus as he had with me. I then told Anish i wasn’t going through with it. Something that was also funny was that Anish had insisted the Touch Me was actually Diplo, and gave me Diplo’s skype to ask him myself. This was Anish’s biggest mistake, because for whatever reason he didn’t think we had a skype group already with Touch Me, and I was currently playing E3 with Touch Me, Against Diplo:
You can see Anish getting frustrated, and told me Ketan was the one who told him about the entire thing, giving me this screenshot:
When confronted with everything, Anish vehemently denied it, and complained saying “You dont even trust me” “you spoilt my name”. I’m not trying to shame him necessarily, because I think it is pretty ballsy to attempt this and even managed to convince Walrus, and also myself a little bit.
Some of the best messages I wasn’t able to get, but I hope this painted a large enough picture for an enjoyable story.
Say hi Anish!